The 2016 Entertainment Schedule at the Glen Park Art Festival was superb. Friday night’s kick-off concert took place 7-9pm as Serendipity Swing played classic jazz and swing songs like “Moonlight in Vermont” and “Summertime” with vocalist Kim Piazza.
On Saturday, quartets from the Friends of Harmony strolled the grounds singing classic barbershop 4-part harmonies. NCCC’s Tanzen Dance Company took the Town of Amherst stage at 10:30am showing off their dance moves, which included a cool dance to “Footloose.” Synergy Live, aka Tommy Nowocien, Josh Krampen and Chad Savage, played blues and rock at 11am followed by the first of four performances by Oasis Dance Center with Ballroom Revolution, BollyX, and Amor y Heritage. Percussionist Bob Accurso accompanied the dancers on some songs. At 1pm, it was Zach & Jonah with pop hits. The dancers took the stage again at 2pm, followed by The Buffalo Dolls singing songs from the 1940s at 3pm. Youngster Aria Dellapenta made her debut with an acapella rendition of “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” from Annie at 4pm.
Sunday started with jazz from the Jasmine Quintet, made up of local high schoolers/college kids. Then it poured rain so the Rince Na Tiarna Irish dancers couldn’t perform 😦 Eventually the rain let up and Oasis Dance & Co. did their performances at 12:30pm. Stephen Piotrowski took the stage at 1:15, singing and playing the keyboard. He did some stirring duets with fellow singer Zach Carr. The Oasis Dance group (etc.) danced again at 2:15. Vic & Cin, aka Dark Road Duo, brought some Country/bluegrass/folk/harmonica flavor to the stage for their 3:15pm set and the day wrapped up with the bold vocals of Marsha McWilson. She performed several Etta James classics, including “At Last.”
To see some of these performances, check the Glen Park Art Fest Facebook page.